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Adaptive Sailing Shines in Film Screening Tonight

Published February 8, 2016

Interested in learning more about why adaptive sports—and in particular, adaptive sailing—can be life-changing? Head over to the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville tonight, February 8, for a screening of the film Sense the Wind. The documentary highlights a team in the 2013 Blind Sailing World Championship in Japan and the obstacles they face both in and out of the water.

Here’s the trailer:

 It’s important for people of all abilities to take part in physical activities like sports and exercise. And through Burke’s Therapeutic Recreation department, we offer a number of adaptive sports and fitness programs. These sports can be played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities and include adaptive water skiing, climbing, skiing, yoga, tai chi and golf. Plus, every year Burke takes part in the Robie Pierce Regatta, an annual event that pairs able-bodied sailors with adaptive athletes for a weekend of sailing.

At the screening, there will also be a Q&A with the filmmaker, producers and composer. Tickets are $8 for members and $13 for non-members.

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